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‘Girls’ Having Fun: Our Majesty Provides Ownership Group With First Oaklawn Win

The seventh race Feb. 10 at Oaklawn was all about the girls. Our Majesty, a 3-year-old daughter of Majesticperfection, was a sparkling 5 ½-length career debut winner for trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs and the It’s All About the Girls Stable, an all-female ownership group founded in 2013 by Anna Seitz. “We’d been trying […]

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Pace Scenario Could Make Southwest ‘Tougher’ For Favorite Uncontested

Uncontested can become the second horse to sweep Oaklawn’s first two major Kentucky Derby preps in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Monday. Probable post time for the 1 1/16-mile Southwest, the ninth of 10 races, is 5:09 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m. Uncontested, who races for Harry Rosenblum and Robert LaPenta, exits a […]

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Torrent Mild Favorite To Earn Oaks Points In Martha Washington

Torrent is the slight 3-1 program favorite for the $125,000 Martha Washington Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 1-mile event, the eighth of nine races, is 4:38 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m. Trained by Ron Moquett of Hot Springs, Torrent exits a 2 ¼-length entry-level/optional claiming victory […]

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Smarty Jones Victor Uncontested ‘Super Smooth’ In Maintenance Work At Oaklawn

Uncontested and Petrov, the one-two finishers of the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 16, worked over a fast track Sunday morning at Oaklawn in preparation for their scheduled starts in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Feb. 20. Uncontested breezed 5 furlongs in 1:00.60 after the renovation break under regular rider Channing Hill. The […]

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Moquett: Petrov ‘Probable’ For Southwest Start

 Lightly-raced Petrov will make his next start in the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes for 3-year-olds Feb. 20 at Oaklawn, co-owner/trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs said Thursday morning. The colt, in his two-turn debut, finished second, beaten 5 ¼ lengths by Uncontested, in the Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 16. The 1 1/16-mile Southwest is Oaklawn’s second […]

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Jose Ortiz Will Ride Opening Weekend At Oaklawn Park

New York-based Jose Ortiz, the country’s winningest jockey in 2016, is scheduled to ride the first four days of the 2017 Oaklawn meeting, his agent, Jimmy Riccio, said Friday afternoon. Riccio said Ortiz is scheduled to ride horses for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen in the $125,000 Fifth Season Stakes for older horses Jan. […]

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War Story Gets Ninth Trainer As Jorge Navarro To Replace Mario Serey Jr. For Pegasus World Cup

Jorge Navarro will become the ninth trainer for 5-year-old War Story when Northern Afleet gelding makes his 18th career start Jan. 28 in the inaugural running of the $12-million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. Majority owner Ron Paolucci of Loooch Racing Stables told Daily Racing Form Navarro will be replacing Mario Serey Jr., who […]

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‘Like A Ballet Dancer’: Petrov Pointing To Smarty Jones At Oaklawn

Lightly raced Petrov will make his initial race moves as a 3-year-old in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 16 at Oaklawn, trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs said Tuesday morning. Petrov, a gray son of Flatter, has made two starts this year, winning his Nov. 12 career debut at Churchill Downs before finishing a […]

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PR Special: Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

The Paulick Report is pleased to offer print publications for the 2016 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which gets underway Tuesday in Lexington, Ky. In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss looks at the issue of age and broodmares. Frank Mitchell turns his Stallion Spotlight on Honor Code and Liam’s Map, both standing at Lane’s […]

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Who Do You Like? Churchill Downs Trainers Offer Breeders’ Cup Classic Picks

Some of Churchill Downs’ top horsemen gave their expert opinion on who they like in Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita. Here’s what they had to say: Trainer Ron Moquett: “I like California Chrome because of the fact that he’s a true mile-and-a-quarter horse. I don’t know what Arrogate will do when he runs against older horses […]

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